Emergency Loans

Student life is costly; between tuition, books, food and rent, students can find themselves with little money left. So when unexpected costs arise, they can be left struggling to find the appropriate funds to help. SAMU Emergency Loans is dedicated to support students who find themselves in such a position, and funds deemed necessary for survival are out of reach.


To be eligible for an emergency loan, the applicants must be enrolled as a full- or part-time student at MacEwan, show the need for the loan and must be able to demonstrate the ability to pay the loan at a later date. Emergency loans are intended for items necessary to survival, such as shelter, utilities and medical expenses.

Application Process

Students can apply for a loan of up to $1000 through a MacEwan University Financial Aid Advisor, who will ensure you are eligible. Students have 30 days to repay the loan, but arrangements can be made with the Office of the Registrar if this timeline is too short.